HILLSBORO, Ore.- On October 23, 2020, Adam Michael Wallace pleaded guilty to two counts of using a child in display of sexually explicit conduct and two counts of luring a minor. Mr. Wallace was sentenced to 30 years in prison by Judge Erik Buchèr. Senior Deputy District Attorney Allison Brown prosecuted the case against the defendant.

The defendant is a convicted sex offender and was released from prison in 2017. In March of 2019, law enforcement in Marion County, Oregon conducted a traffic stop and arrested the defendant who was driving with a juvenile at the time. Investigators conducted a search warrant on the defendant’s phone and found a significant amount of text messages and photos. Investigators were able to identify multiple minors that the defendant was having unlawful contact with. Four of those victims were from Washington County, Oregon.

Investigators established a pattern of conduct concerning the defendant. In many cases, Mr. Wallace would contact his victims via popular social media applications and pose as a young boy. He would then engage in sexually charged messaging, ask for photos of the victims and in some instances, he purchased cell phones and credit cards for his victims. Eventually, Mr. Wallace would convince these minors to meet in person so that he could sexually abuse them.

The Washington County District Attorney’s Office wishes to acknowledge the work of Detective Ryan Hickey of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office and the Cowlitz County Sheriff’s Office in Washington state for their work on this case. This office also wishes to acknowledge and commend the victims for their bravery and strength throughout the investigation.  

In addition to his prison sentence, Mr. Wallace was ordered to undergo three years of post-prison supervision. Judge Buchèr also ordered he have no contact with minors upon his release and that he stay at least three miles away from his victims. The defendant is also facing additional charges in both Marion County and Cowlitz County. Mr. Wallace will be transferred to the Oregon Department of Corrections to serve his sentence.

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Stephen Mayer
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October 26, 2020